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The best thing about blogging

In Sexual Assault Awareness on July 30, 2009 at 8:00 am

So far, the best thing about blogging for RCASA has been finding all these absolutely wonderful resources.  The most intriguing and unique resource I have found is AMPLIFY.  It’s a place for young people to stand up and say something about sexual health, sexual education, reproductive rights, sexual orientation rights, sexual violence etc.  Their tagline: Every generation changes the world, it’s our turn.


I can totally relate to this message; I am only 20 years old, this is my generation.  When we are older, talking to our grandchildren about when we were kids, what are we going to tell them?  What will we have to show for our youth?  We are young and idealistic, and we have the opportunity to ignite change.  Many of the issues that were common during our parents’ and grandparents’ adolescence are still prominent today, and it’s no doubt that things have improved in some areas (more racial and gender equality, rights for GLBTQ community, etc), but there’s also no doubt that in no way is the fight over.

So far, I love Amplify.  I love everything it stands for, I love that it’s young people working to make the world a better place by understanding and fighting real-world issues that affect everyone.  Amplify makes it easier to make a difference: like their URL says, amplify your voice!  Use the web to make it louder and stronger and make the biggest difference you can.

Why we blog

In Uncategorized on July 29, 2009 at 2:48 pm

Why do we blog?

We are always finding new ways to connect with our community, and with social networking, blogging and Twitter, our community just expanded to include billions of people.  Some might see that as an exaggeration, but it’s true.  We now have the ability to get in touch with people across the country and around the world to spread the word about what we do and who we are. The first step to prevention is awareness and blogging will only help raise that awareness.

What will you find here?

In addition to general information about our agency and our various fundraisers and events, you will find news articles, commentary, opinions, and experiences posted by our staff.  We will be constantly updating our links to include the resources that are available to help survivors.  Our links also include links to the blogs of survivors – these are places to see how the internet can be used as a type of therapy, another step on the path to healing.

We also have a LiveChat that we hope to keep running during office hours.  Please message us with any questions you might have.

Who is blogging?

Leslie, RCASA’s administrative assistant, is currently the voice behind the blog.  We hope to have guest posts from all our employees in the future!

What is the Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault

In Education on July 23, 2009 at 9:23 pm

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RCASA is a non-profit located in Fredericksburg, Virginia that serves survivors and their families who are located in central Virginia.  Our 24-hour-hotline is available to callers nation-wide (540-371-1666) and has served survivors as close as Fredericksburg and as far away as Oregon.  We hope to use this blog as a way to communicate with other non-profits who have similar goals and individuals who are interested in our cause.  We want to raise awareness about current events, both within our agency and across the globe, concerning sexually violent crimes and those who are affected by them.

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